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 Jeri Illa <I>Prichard</I> Freeman

Jeri Illa Prichard Freeman

Birth
Collins, Story County, Iowa, USA
Death 19 Aug 2010 (aged 86)
Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, USA
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Memorial ID 176339017 · View Source
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Jeri Freeman

Mrs. Jeri Freeman passed away on Friday, April 16, 2010. Jeri was born on August 19, 1924, in Collins, Iowa, the daughter of Flavius and Mabel Pritchard and one of eight children. She attended Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. She spent the World War II era serving at the Wright Patterson Air Force base in Dayton, Ohio. After the war, she worked for Texaco in Wichita, Kansas, where she met and married her husband Jim Freeman, a petroleum engineer for Texaco, on June 10, 1950. They moved to Tulsa in 1954, and were founding members of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. She was active at both St. Mary’s and Bishop Kelley High School, where she served on the Board of Directors. Jeri was very active in the “Meals On Wheels” program and was awarded the KRMG radio “Pat On The Back” for saving the life of a senior citizen recipient in 1981. A member of Philcrest Tennis Club, she took up tennis at the age of 50. She also enjoyed spending time at their home on Grand Lake in the summer and a winter residence in Longboat Key, FL. She was preceded in death by her son, Greg and is survived by her husband, Jim, daughters, Ann and Sandy (Richard) Brook, sons, Terry, Patrick and Mark (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) and sister Rosie Baird (Sun City West, AZ). Grandchildren include Jim (Heather) Brook and Jennifer (Patrick) Kelley, with greatgrandchildren, Alexandria, Josie, Brooke, Mitaya, Connor, Grace and Peyton. A viewing will be conducted at Fitzgerald Southwood Colonial Chapel (3612 E. 91st Street) on Tuesday, April 20, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Wednesday, April 21, in St. Mary’s Church (1352 E. 48th Place, 74105). In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Mary’s Education Fund in honor of Greg Freeman or Meals On Wheels (12620 E. 31st, 74146). Fitzgerald Southwood Colonial Chapel, 918-291-3500.

www.southwoodcolonialchapel.com This obituary was published in the Tulsa World on 4/20/2010.


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  • Created by: Donna Dinstel
  • Added: 14 Feb 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 176339017
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jeri Illa Prichard Freeman (16 Apr 1924–19 Aug 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 176339017, citing Calvary Cemetery, Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Donna Dinstel (contributor 48475565) .